My name is Patrick Mitchell, and this is my 18th Kickstarter campaign! This is by far my smallest and simplest campaign to date, and I hope to have rewards shipped out weeks before Halloween rolls around!
A year ago, my wife suggested that I create a little device that can play scary audio sound effects using motion sensors, in order to scare the daylights out of innocent trick or treating children. Like a good husband, I immediately forgot about it... Until now. The reward categories are simple. You can have this unit shipped fully assembled and tested, or you can pledge toward a fully assembled set; although the number of fully assembled rewards are limited due to time.
How does it work?
It is very simple. Once assembled, simply insert a stereo cable into the audio jack slot, and connect the other end to the audio input of your computer speakers or stereo system. Assuming that it isn't raining outside, hide the Hallowe'ener with the motion sensor facing the direction of where trick or treaters will pass by. When they do, one of the scary audio bites will play! You have two power options. You can use a 9-12VDC wall adaptor, or you can solder a battery connector to the power pads on both sides of the power jack.
Some rewards will come with the stereo connector and AC-DC wall adapter, while others will not. Some reward tiers offer fully assembled and tested units, while others come in DIY form. If you want a specific reward that isn't currently offered, you can send me a message, and I'll do my best to accommodate you. All rewards should be shipped about a week and a half after this campaign ends!
Yes! I will be creating a detailed assembly and test video, which will be released before the end of this campaign. I will release this video at the top of this campaign, and I will be sending the link to all pledges in a project update.
Current status of design:
I have completed my design. Everything works perfectly. I just need the funds to purchase more parts for a larger run of kits. As for what I have left to do, I need to find, edit, and program in ten more scary sound bites. I will be very careful to pick good ones!
This campaign is a short one. Just over three weeks, actually. Two days after this campaign launches, I will be able to forecast quantities of parts to complete reward shipment. I will make my part orders, and I will start kitting and assembling rewards as soon as said parts arrive. Kickstarter has never been late with the forwarding of funds, so I will begin shipping out almost as soon as this campaign is done. It should only take two weeks to two and a half weeks for me to receive the components required. If you pledge towards this campaign, and your payment doesn't fault, then you can expect that I'll be shipping your reward within one week, to one and a half weeks following the end of this campaign. If you are in Canada or the United States, you should receive your rewards in good time for Halloween.
I am a circuit designer, and I love sharing my ideas with the world. However, it isn't cheap to implement all of my designs. With the help of the Kickstarter community, I've been able to bring sixteen of my designs to life. Hopefully the Hallowe'ener will be the seventeenth. Every single successful campaign of mine saw rewards shipped on time. If I am fortunate enough to receive a pledge from you, then please know that my top priority will be to send you a quality reward out on time!
If you've pledged to one of my past campaigns, you'll know that I usually send out at least two project updates a week. Keeping you in the loop is a personal requirement of mine. If I have earned your pledge, then it is your right to be informed of every pivotal step towards your reward shipment. If at any point you feel like you aren't being well informed, you can let me know personally. This won't happen though. I'm a bit of a project update nut!
Thank you for your consideration!
If you have any questions about this project, please feel free to leave a comment in the comment section, or speak to me personally by sending me a message. I'll be sure to get back to you! Thank you sincerely for your consideration. I hope that the Hallowe'ener brings a lot of joy to those who pledge, and TONs of screams to those who fall victim!
Risks and challenges
There are next to no risks associated with this campaign. The design is solid, and the parts that I need to complete this campaign are very easy for me to acquire. One thing to note is that overseas pledges have a risk of not receiving their rewards in time for halloween. Other than that, I have 17 prior campaigns under my belt, and I have always been able to ship on time! Thank you for your consideration.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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